NBC is airing a sequel of sorts to DreamWorks “Monsters vs. Aliens” on October 28th. It’s called “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space” and the special starts after the events of “Monsters vs. Aliens”. It’s sort of like a Charlie Brown Halloween special, except it’s with the cast of “Monsters vs. Aliens”.
Anyway, while I thought the concept of “MVA” was cool, the film just didn’t work for me. The jokes were all over the place and except for the one great action sequence in San Francisco, I thought the movie was a wasted opportunity. Saying that, I liked the characters, and if they were to come up with a better story, I’d be up for a sequel. I just don’t know if this NBC special is it. But if you loved the movie and have been waiting for more adventures with the monsters, check out 5 clips after the jump. The special features the voices of the Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space” is produced by Latifa Ouaou and directed by Peter Ramsey from a screenplay by Adam F. Goldberg. The story continues after the events of “Monsters vs. Aliens,” as Susan Murphy (Witherspoon) and the Monsters now work with the U.S. government as special operatives. When an alien presence is detected in Susan’s hometown of Modesto, California — right before Halloween — the team is dispatched to investigate. Everything appears normal, right down to the jack-o-lanterns peering out from every doorstep and windowsill. But when Halloween arrives, those innocent-looking carved pumpkins are revealed for what they really are — mutant aliens. The altered pumpkins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth. The Monsters are there to combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme.